Sunday, August 16, 2009

In My Mailbox #1

So there's this weekly blogger meme called "In My Mailbox", started by The Story Siren, and I've been thinking that I'm going to start participating. I mean, not every week because I don't get books in the mail every week, but I figure it's a good way to point out new books more quickly than I can actually read and review them. I'm not trying to brag about free books. I like seeing what other people are receiving and reading so that I can keep up on what new books are coming out. So without further adieu, here's what I received in my mailbox this week:

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (Little Brown, August 2009)

Hate List by Jennifer Brown (Little Brown, September 2009 - requested at ALA)

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr (Little Brown, October 2009 - requested at ALA)

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink (Little Brown, August 2009)

Solving Zoe by Babara Dee (Margaret K. McElderry, April 2009) (I think this was actually from the week before, but oh well.)

And I bought the following (nothing like a big box from Amazon, eh?):

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements (Atheneum, June 2009) - I was tired of waiting for my library to purchase this one and THEN there was a flooding disaster, so I figured that it'll be awhile before they have the funds for new books... oy... (And I'm hoping that the library I work at will have some money for books soon, but right now, well, we don't.)

The Homeschool Liberation League
by Lucy Frank (Dial, July 2009)

Mission Control, This is Apollo
by Andrew Chaikin (Viking Juvenile, May 2009)

The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises (Delacorte, July 2009) - Totally sold by Liz's review.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, July 2009) - I've heard so many good things about this one, I just couldn't wait for it! And for some reason Amazon sent me a library bound copy... Hmm. Oh, well!

It was a great week for books in the mail. Go on over to The Story Siren and see what everybody else found in their mailboxes.


Unknown said...

The Homeschool Liberation League sounds good...I'm going to have to track that one down. Gotta make my own list for Amazon I suppose!

the story siren said...

wow! ton of books this week! they sound great! hate list! need that one! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading

Jazz said...

Woo! Prophecy of the Sisters! I got this one from the library and it is very interesting so far. Geektastic is on my must read list because of author/artist Bryan Lee O'Malley.

Lizzy said...

I've only heard great things about Prophecy of the Sisters. Hope you enjoy your books!

asdfjkl; said...

Wow, you got a great bunch this week! I can't wait to read The Homeschool Liberation League by Lucy Frank. Happy Readings! :D

Rich Mom, Rich Dad. Poor Mom, Poor Dad. said...

Looks like a lot of fun books!


Stephanie said...

I'm looking forward to reading Lost when it comes out. My daughter and I both enjoyed one of Sara Zarr's other books -- Story of a Girl. And I am definitely intrigued by The Homeschool Liberation League.

Jenna said...

I want to read Hate List so bad. It's kiling me waiting for it to be released.

ReggieWrites said...

THEY LOOK AMAZING! I wanna read Hate List! Looks awesome!

Happy reading!

Katie said...

It's a fellow librarian! Welcome! :D

"Hate List" is amazing. Really. I can't wait until my library's copy gets here so I can put it in the hands of more of my teens.

Happy reading!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I've heard lots of praise for When you Reach Me-I need to read that one too. Great books!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, they all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading them all.